People being treated for cholera at a make-shift clinic in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP / SCANPIX

Sweden increases aid to cholera-stricken Haiti

Confronted with new figures about Haiti's growing cholera epidemic, Sweden has now promised more aid money.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA, has announced it will give another U.S.$4 million towards preventing the spread of the disease. Most of it will go to United Nations efforts concerning water, sanitation and latrine-maintenance.

Throughout the coming months, some half a million Haitians are likely to be infected by the illness, according to new health organization estimates.

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